Rodriguez, R.; Minguella-Canela, J.; Fenollosa, F.; Ventayol, B.; Santos, M. A International Research/Expert Conference Trends in the Development of Machinery and Associated Technology p. 223-226 Data de presentació: 2012-09-11 Presentació treball a congrés
In the past 20 years technology has advanced at incredible speed. Product life cycle has decreased
tremendously. Innovation in product and process has become essential for companies’ survival.
Products are not longer simple, they integrate different and new technologies and therefore
manufacturing process is evolving towards intelligent, virtual, sustainable and high performance
factories. In spite of all these changes in manufacturing, R&D project management has not evolved at
the same pace. The authors have approached a new way of conducting R&D projects that can
integrate IT Agile Project Management and Innovation Management best practices. As a result the
present paperformulates a methodology for agile new product and process development that can
match the actual product cycle development requirements, shortening project life cycles but keeping
space for innovation and creativity.
The methodology has been applied in R&D projects for the automotive industry to develop new
automated manufacturing cells for production lines. The experience allowed to identify the key
processes with more risk during the project execution and helped us to gather information to keep
improving the methodology.
Ventayol, B.; Ferrer, O.; De Paz, E.; Blanco, M.; Villegas, M.; Rodriguez, R.; Martinez, J. International Research/Expert Conference. "Trends in the Development of Machinery and Associated Technology" Data de presentació: 2012-09 Presentació treball a congrés